3 October 2014
As Nigel Farage and Ed Miliband admit to nerves and tiredness, Len Tingle asks are they human after all?
A 62-year-old man is found guilty of stabbing his estranged partner to death.
Four masked men force their way into a woman's home and cut valuable bracelets off her wrists in front of three young children.
Norwich lose ground on the Championship leaders as Souleymane Doukara's goal gave Leeds a share of the points at Carrow Road.
3 October 2014
As Nigel Farage and Ed Miliband admit to nerves and tiredness, Len Tingle asks are they human after all?
Paul Hudson is the weather presenter and climate correspondent for BBC Look North in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
That's all for today from BBC Local Live for Leeds and West Yorkshire.
I'll be back on Thursday from 08:00 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.
Tonight will see any patchy rain clearing, and it'll become mostly dry but staying rather cloudy with a low temperature of about 9C (48F).
Tomorrow will be mostly dry but rather cloudy. A little drizzle is possible over the Pennines, with the best of the brighter spells further east.
The top temperature will be about 15C (59F).
A company in Halifax is working flat out to provide more than 1,600 special hospital beds to help in the fight against Ebola in West Africa.
The manufacturer, called Sidhil, is now laying on extra shifts after being given just three weeks by the government to meet the deadline.
Clive Siddall, one of the company's directors, has told me it's a "major challenge" but he's "proud" to be taking part in the international effort to battle Ebola.
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Calderdale Council has announced it's looking to cut 200 jobs through voluntary redundancy or voluntary early retirement over the next two years as it faces "significant financial challenges".
The authority currently faces making savings of about £40m by 2016-17 due to cuts in government funding.
The council says it plans to send out letters to eligible staff over the next two weeks, though there's "no guarantee" that every application will be accepted.
More on the news that 15 soldiers from the 2nd Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment who died in battle almost exactly 100 years ago have been reinterred today in northern France.
Denise Womersley, from Leeds, whose great-great uncle Walter Ellis is among those reinterred, says she's "astounded" to have been able to take part in such an event.
She told BBC Look North: "I just didn't believe they'd be able to find and be able to identify those bones after 100 years."
Join me and Amy Garcia from 18:30 for BBC Look North as we ask whether cities like Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield should have more control over their purse strings. A new report suggests both they and the country's economy would benefit, but is that really the case?
Also, we'll be in Halifax where a firm's been tasked with making 1,600 hospital beds to be used in Sierra Leone in the battle against Ebola - they've got until 4 November to finish them.
The future of a Halifax community centre has been secured following the withdrawal of proposals which could have seen the council go back on its plans to rent offices at the site.
The National Facility for Innovative Robotic Systems at Leeds University hopes to advance artificial intelligence. The university claims it is now the leading centre for robot building equipment in the UK.
As part of Calderdale's World War One centenary events, Bankfield Museum in Halifax is to host a special conference next week giving a glimpse of life in Calderdale 100 years ago.
Held on Monday from 10:00 until 16:00, the event aims to shed new light on how people and industry in Halifax contributed to the war effort.
The Halifax Great War Heritage Society is also due to unveil a new map of the town from the conflict looking at the buildings and places used for the war effort.
John Butler, head of the well-known family-run Kettley's furniture store in Yeadon, has been cleared of the murder of his partner of 30 years.
But he had admitted killing Pauline Butler. Listen live to the 17:00 bulletin for more.
Also, there'll be more on the fallout from those claims of racist remarks at Leeds United's game against Norwich last night.
And our roving reporter Daragh Corcoran is at a centre in Leeds which is set to create the robots of the future.
News just in that the boss of Leeds furniture store Kettley's has been cleared of murdering his partner of 30 years in a sustained knife attack at her home.
John Butler, 62, pleaded guilty to manslaughter of Pauline Butler, 61, before the start of his trial.
He'll be sentenced at about 11:00 tomorrow at Leeds Crown Court.
BBC Travel News reports there are big delays on the M1 southbound at J46, A63 (Austhorpe) because of emergency repairs being carried out.
One lane is currently closed and there's slow traffic.
A head teacher has written to parents to reassure them after higher than usual levels of a radioactive gas were found at a school.
Calderdale council says it might have to cut 200 jobs by 2016 as it tries to save millions of pounds.
It says some of its staff can take voluntary redundancy or early retirement and letters are being sent out to workers.
I've been spending time today with pupils from Shipley Church of England school who've become pen pals with isolated older people.
Pupils in Year 6 have been writing letters to older people for about six months. John and Bilal (pictured) are among those who've been writing to each other and have now finally met.
It's fabulous seeing these schoolchildren meet up with their older pen pals. It just goes to show how powerful putting pen to paper can be.
Calderdale Council has revealed it's looking to cut 200 jobs across all its services by 2016.
The remains of 15 British soldiers who died in World War One - including three from West Yorkshire - have been reinterred in northern France, 100 years after they were killed in battle.
Their remains were found during drainage work in 2009, close to the village of Beaucamps-Ligny near Lille. DNA samples were used to identify 11 of the soldiers from the 2nd Battalion of the York and Lancaster Regiment.
Calderdale council says 200 jobs might have to be cut over the next two years as it tries to save millions of pounds.
It says some of its staff can take voluntary redundancy or early retirement and letters are being sent out to workers. Listen live to the 15:00 bulletin for more.
The Lady Mayoress of Bradford is offering an "exciting initiative" to talented young performers from Keighley.
Meet Lucy. This morning, she's been kind enough to show me around Leeds University's new robotics facility.
Costing £4.3m, the centre is the most advanced of its kind in the UK. The new equipment here includes one of the world's largest multi-material 3D printers. It can make objects with both rigid and soft parts. More on BBC Look North at 18:30.
Out here in Roundhay Park, it's no surprise the Royal Horticultural Society has just given it the thumbs-up with its Britain in Bloom Public Park award.
It's such a tranquil area of Leeds, somewhere to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and to be able to come out to a massive green area like this is fantastic.
And we now learn that both Kippax and Upper Horton have been given the RHS's silver gilt awards in the Urban Community and Village categories as well. It's really a day to celebrate!
A new report suggests that allowing major UK cities such as Leeds to make their own decisions on tax and spending could boost economic growth by £79bn a year by 2030.
The RSA City Growth Commission says more devolution is needed in metropolitan areas alongside greater powers for Scotland. Listen live to the 14:00 bulletin for more.
Pedestrians, cyclists and riders in Kirklees are being encouraged to be safe and be seen when the clocks go back this weekend.
British Summer Time ends on Sunday, and a new campaign has been launched to encourage people to wear something fluorescent on dull, dark days, and something reflective at night.
Councillor Steve Hall says: "It would be brilliant if everybody wore something bright and took extra care when on the road to reduce the number of people injured."
Treasure hunter Stephen Auker is waiting to hear if a Keighley museum wants to show off his latest find - a gold Tudor ring.
I've been out to Roundhay Park in Leeds this morning, which has just been been recognised as the best in the country by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).
This landmark won the RHS's Britain in Bloom Public Park award, with Leeds also winning a gold award in the large city category.
Councillor Mark Dobson tells me the win is a "tremendous achievement for everyone involved who make Roundhay one of the premier attractions in Yorkshire".
As Halloween draws ever closer, have you heard anything go bump in the night? You wouldn't be the first person to experience haunted Huddersfield.
This afternoon will be rather cloudy with patchy rain spreading from the west.
A Bradford councillor is calling for urgent action to tackle poor driving in the city, saying even pedestrians on pavements aren't safe because standards are so low.
And Roundhay in Leeds has been been recognised as the "Best Public Park" in the country. Listen live to the 13:00 bulletin for more.
A judge has come to the aid of three Independent Police Complaints Commission investigators who suffered "utterly oppressive" personal abuse on the internet by a man from Huddersfield.
The leader of Leeds City Council has welcomed the findings of a new report by the City Growth Commission which says cities should decide their own taxes and spending.
Keith Wakefield said: "We've said all along we need to be able to shape our own destiny rather than continue to be dictated to and held back by Whitehall.
"The debate over whether or not devolution should happen is over. Let's get on and make it a reality."
Robots will take centre stage at Leeds University today as a new department dedicated to all things robotic is opened there.
The new government-backed £4.3m centre is said to have the most advanced suite of robot-building equipment in the UK, using the latest 3D printing and high-precision technology.
Professor Philip Nelson, the centre's chief executive, says: "The potential effects of robotics on the way we will live in the future are vast."
More on the news that allowing UK cities to make their own decisions on tax and spending could boost economic growth by £79bn a year by 2030, a year-long study has concluded.
"More people want local powers in Leeds," councillor Keith Wakefield, leader of Leeds City Council, said on Radio 5 live. He thinks councils can target some spending more efficiently.
The City Growth Commission, which carried out the study, says more devolution is needed in metropolitan areas.
Join me from midday on BBC Radio Leeds as I ask how tough is too tough when it comes to prisons? This comes after the chief inspector of prisons said conditions in our jails are declining.
More on the British terror suspect from Batley who was extradited to the US yesterday for allegedly conspiring with convicted terrorist Abu Hamza.
Haroon Aswat's arrival in New York has been confirmed by prosecutors, the FBI and New York City police. He has pleaded not guilty to four terrorism charges.
Earlier this year, the Home Secretary was told to put extradition plans on hold after judges heard the 40-year-old suffered from paranoid schizophrenia. But last month two High Court judges said they were satisfied with assurances given by American officials that he would be cared for.
A drink-driver who was involved in a high-speed police pursuit has been jailed, 10 years after committing the offence in Leeds.
The Football Association has confirmed it's investigating a claim by Norwich striker Cameron Jerome that he was racially abused by Leeds defender Giuseppe Bellusci on Tuesday.
The pair clashed in the 1-1 draw at Carrow Road when Jerome reacted angrily to something Bellusci (pictured, left) apparently said.
A spokesman for the FA told us: "It is now a live investigation therefore we are not able to comment further at this time."
A British terror suspect from Batley who was extradited to the United States yesterday for allegedly conspiring with Abu Hamza has pleaded not guilty to terror charges.
Haroon Rashid Aswat is accused by US authorities of working with Hamza in 1999 to set up a Jihadist training camp in Oregon.
He was taken from Broadmoor psychiatric hospital yesterday and escorted on to a plane by US officials, the Metropolitan Police said.
Join me until midday on BBC Radio Leeds as I ask if doctors should get a bonus just for doing their job. This comes after the news that GPs will get £55 every time they diagnose dementia. Email or tweet me with your views.
Also, I'll meet Katie from Leeds who's stammered since she was little and whose childhood wish was that she could speak without it. Despite that, she says she wouldn't be without it.
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Norwich striker Cameron Jerome alleges he was racially abused by Leeds striker Guiseppe Bellusci.
After the match, head coach Darko Milanic told me it was "extremely difficult" for him to comment about the incident, adding: "I didn't hear what happened, it was too far away. I don't want to give comments - other people have to comment."
The leader of Leeds Council is urging the government to act on another report suggesting greater devolved powers for Northern cities.
The City Growth Commission says giving big councils more control over tax and spending would boost the economy by £79bn a year by 2030. Listen to the 10:00 bulletin for more.
A team from Welcome to Yorkshire will be in Paris later today for the preview presentation of next year's Tour De France.
The 2015 race will set off from Utrecht in the Netherlands and the city is hoping to emulate Yorkshire's success this year.
It's hoped race organisers will also be making key decisions about the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire to be held next May.
BBC Travel News reports there's severe disruption on the M62 westbound between J27, M621 (Gildersome) and J26, M606 (Chain Bar).
One lane is currently blocked because of a broken down vehicle and drivers are being warned to expect delays in the area.
Allowing cities like Leeds to make their own decisions on tax and spending could boost economic growth by £79bn a year by 2030, a year-long study has concluded.
The amount equates to boosting current UK productivity by 5%, said the RSA City Growth Commission, which conducted the study.
The report says transport links in the north of England should be improved, particularly in the area it calls "ManSheffLeedsPool".
A new report suggests cities such as Leeds should be allowed to make their own decisions on tax and spending.
The City Growth Commission's report says more devolution is needed in metropolitan areas alongside greater powers for Scotland. Listen live to the 09:00 bulletin for more.
A vulnerable 66-year-old woman who went missing yesterday from her home in Huddersfield has been found in Leeds this morning.
The incident took place during the first half of the Norwich v Leeds match when Leeds defender Giuseppe Bellusci and Norwich striker Cameron Jerome appeared to exchange words.
The game was stopped and the referee spoke to both players and then to the respective benches. He spoke to at least one of the players at half time and later took a report from both.
I later heard an allegation had been made by Jerome that Belusci had made a racist comment towards him. Neither club will say any more but the football authorities will investigate.
BBC Travel News reports there's heavy traffic on the A629 Calderdale Way southbound in Elland before the Ainley Top Roundabout.
Drivers in the area are being warned to expect delays.
This morning will see isolated Pennine showers, otherwise it'll be a dry and bright start with sunny spells.
The cloud will increase from the west through the day, though, with a little patchy rain possible later.
The top story in West Yorkshire so far this morning is a row following last night's match between Norwich City and Leeds.
Norwich City striker Cameron Jerome (pictured, right) claims he was racially abused by Leeds defender Giuseppe Bellusci.
The pair clashed midway through the first half of the 1-1 draw at Carrow Road when Jerome, 28, reacted angrily to something said by the Italian.
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